Monday, 6 July 2009


Finally i came with my Identity...tht adp.
Although i've gone through many of my designs and finalised the others,
was not very happy with others...!
But this one's cool...isn't it? wt do u think?

Saturday, 13 June 2009

My first eXHibit in may(UK)


Overwhelmed an exibition piece...@ Sofi's bar in Leith from 6th may-31st may 09...

A good positive reponse from viewers and many were intersted to know why Indian typeface were added in the art-work...! If you eye eye eye with the piece i've done you could actually come to a conclusion with a number types mix n match...!

Influence of Western Typefaces

Here come The final poster...!

The emerged types from different cultural background & different country, Dipping in one composite language called english, to be translated...!

I am posting few hand drawn...Not all ;)


When Sabon influenced...

Back to Essay in April

My tools


But being playful again- Collage

A type, mix n match with a typeface in kannada + english = Kanlish -i could say

A enquire done on font designs in march

Lapbet-is what i named this one!!!

Firstly when I experienced type to make, the whole idea is to be readable with the same letters in the days of metal. This awakened in me the urge to develop the best possible legibility. At this time soon came when text were no longer sent in metal types but by means of digital (beam of light). My task of adapting the typeface technique would be my best days in college. Technological progress is rapid, its difficult to gather too many information’s, from all these experiences the most important thing i have learned legibility and beauty of letter form stand close together. Generally I could say that it should be only felt but not perceived by the reader.
In the course of my professional practice I have been acquiring knowledge and manual skills, which in-depth I understand, I would pass on what i had learned and achieved to the next generation became necessity.

As I am very observant & flinging with sketches and making use of it & the urge of creating a typeface, I got this idea when I saw a sunshine, firstly in edinburgh...the window shade giving a space for a light to enter-where in my fidling fingers awaiting for action to take place...!
This is the result i bought inn 'Finbet'.

essay at begin@ feb

After many search I found this image in a book found in second hand shop called CASLON.
The whole history of Caslon, and its facets

I discovered something unusual that does not happen with everyone.
Basically as a small boy I grew up in printing press. I would like to share some thoughts how I noticed that the type forms in the go-down were not simply metal pieces but an array of regularly spaced spears with decorative spear head, strange and beautiful, like weapons of fierce exotic warriors, on the other end my dad use to print invitations, posters, corporate identities…I know it might be confusing; to be more specific my dad was running a printing press, where he use to print by offset machines, dealing with bundle of different papers, printing inks, metal types in go-down. My grand father was a paper merchant and we had our own printing inks called DMM printing inks. Pvt, Ltd, we still exist in India, we are famous in Bangalore & well versed in printing industry. Till at the age of 14; I use to go play and sleep on bundle of papers, playing with types by building miniature houses, crashing cars, in that case I use to get belted by my father…because those were all given orders from different customers, as of I remember I had good time’s I should say! I now realise that I ended up being in the same field, but with a different environment and with real technology, I am feeling real good! Printing and creating types is in my blood that I recognized after I decided to take-up this project, I would be using more technological aspects to build-in & strengthen my research. When I call-up home I speak to dad about his experience how tough it was for him to print it manually!
Dont you think its amazing? I remember saying dad I can not end-up getting into your business while I was kid, we had so big conversations regarding printing press which he owned called Divya Printers…! When I grow up I want to be famous, I want to show the world, the words I use to say to my dad & mum.

Has I have seen making of Metal type’s - Its naturally cut through Steel, engraving them in actual size, I make type because its naturally come through my beloved one’s.

I still remember-the machine’s we were dealing with Heidelberg Offset machines, which still exists & Our family members still import & deals! We have major contacts with printing industry in India, I now realise many things that makes so obvious to my studies like Heidelberg has a history behind the whole printing technology as Johannes Gutenberg (Germany) is to blame for everything.


Playing with Type-exposion...! Verdana above

Times new Roman

contrast & pictorial type orientation